Making a memorable Father’s Day doesn’t have to be a daunting task. There are plenty of ways you can show your appreciation for all your dad—or any other father-figure in your life—has done for you. From fun experiences to physical gifts, here are some of our ideas on how you can make Father’s Day unforgettable this year.
Plan His Favorite Meal
Breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner, or dessert—make a list of his favorite things to eat and see which ones are most practical to buy or prepare. Surprise him with a table full of his favorite foods, or bring out one dish he hasn’t seen in a while and a special treat. You can even turn it into a family activity.
Compile a list of all of his favorite movies you can get access to. Lay out the popcorn, snacks, and drinks, then get the movies rolling. If not everybody can meet in person, a streaming app like Kastle can allow you to get the whole family together to watch online.
Learn Something Interesting Together
Often times, our dads are there to teach us things that eventually we will feel like we’ve always known, but still always want to teach us more. Take that yearning for knowledge a step further by learning something new together. From languages to gardening to handiwork, the world is full of so many interesting things perfect for learning together. It can be something he’s always wanted to figure out how to do, or maybe something you’ve always wanted to share. While signing up for online classes is always an option, YouTube and other websites can also offer free lessons and tutorials readily available to browse through.
A handmade coupon book as a fun and classic way to give your dad a gift he can enjoy on his own terms. They can be as generic (“I don’t have to do the dishes this week”) or specific (“I don’t have to take our dog Max out for his 5pm walk”) as you like. Get creative and think of coupons he would most likely take advantage of. Create the booklet by cutting strips of paper to the same rectangular size, writing your coupons inside, and stapling them together. Don’t forget to add a few “free hug” coupons too!
A Meaningful Gift
This will be different for everybody, but one of the best ways to show appreciation for the things your dad has done is by gifting him with something special. Maybe for him that’s a baseball card he never managed to find, or a watch reminiscent of his old faithful that stopped working years ago. It could even be restoring something that stopped working that he doesn’t want to let go. It doesn’t have to be material, but usually this gift says you’ve taken notice in him and something that means a lot to him.
What are you planning to do for Father’s Day this year? Let us know in the comments below.